Meet our teachers and staff

Fr. Peter Morris

A native of Columbia Station, Fr. Morris’s first assignment after ordination was St. John Vianney in Mentor. He was later transferred to St. Sebastian in Akron, and after five months was appointed administrator of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. “I cannot wait to meet each of you, but I am historically bad with names! So, please give me your patience as I will certainty try my best,” he said. Welcome aboard, Father!

theresa-williams-kindergartenTheresa Williams

I grew up in Doylestown and attended Sts. Peter and Paul School and am a graduate of Kent State University. I’m proud to be a member of a family of 14 children and growing up on a farm. My husband of 24 years, Jeff, and I have two daughters. Having water skied professionally at Sea World of Ohio, I enjoy an active lifestyle that includes running, water skiing and playing volleyball. My favorite book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I think the world would be a better place if we all lived by Mother Teresa’s words: “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless.”

Heather Ellis

Teacher: Pre-K 
I grew up in Canton and attended Walsh University. I have 20+ experience in pre-school and feel very blessed to teach at Sts. Peter & Paul School. My husband, Andy, and I live in Doylestown with our two children. I enjoy spending time with family, campfires, traveling and my dog Charlie.

Mora Miller

Pre-K Aide
I graduated from Chippewa High School and have lived in Doylestown my entire life. I am also a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. I love spending time with friends and family and being a Mom to my four daughters. My hobbies include coaching cheerleading and reading. I enjoy all types of music, but my favorite song is “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison. I love the quote, “She believed she could so she did.”

Abby Richmond

I am a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree that allows me to teach general education and special education (ages three to grade three). I will again be teaching kindergarten in the fall of 2020. I enjoy fitness, being outside, and spending time with my family. I am also furthering my education by taking classes through Muskingum University. Among my favorite quotes is this gem: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”

Callie Kirkpatrick

Teacher: First Grade
I grew up in Berea, Ohio and am a graduate of the University of Akron. I am married with a newborn child. I love gardening, playing sports, and reading books. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. What I am looking forward to the most about teaching is making a difference in the lives of my students!

mary-henegar-second-gradeMary Henegar

Teacher: Second Grade
I grew up in Doylestown and am a graduate of The University of Akron. I have been married 23 years and have five children, and like me, all of them attended Sts. Peter & Paul. And why not? My father actually taught here for 36 years, so the school is part of my DNA.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching PSR and preparing students for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, biking, and spending time with my family.

Joshua Tomak

Teacher: Third Grade
I grew up in Rittman, Ohio, and am a graduate of Walsh University. I love studying theology, reading, and gardening! One of my favorite Bible verses is Job 13:15, “Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him” (DRB). My confirmation saint, St. Francis of Assisi once reportedly said, “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Alison Ruther

Grade 4
I grew up in Norton, Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University. I will be getting married this summer and enjoy teaching PSR and Vacation Bible School. I enjoy reading, crocheting, and playing with my dogs. My favorite children’s book is “The BFG”, by Ronald Dahl, and my favorite quote is from Walt Disney himself: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Chelsea Shoop

Grade 5
I grew up in Phoenix, AZ before attending high school in Algonquin, IL. I got my undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI where I majored in Mathematics, minored in Biology, and have an emphasis on Secondary Education. After college I taught and coached for five years at a junior high school in Colorado Springs, CO before moving here to Doylestown in 2019. I spent the last two years teaching at an alternative education high school in Smithville. I love reading, being outdoors, spending time with my family, and watching movies.

Hannah Kasper

Teacher: Grades 6 and 7
I grew up in Medina, Ohio, and am a graduate of Walsh University. I enjoy reading and writing and have published two novels. Caramel coffee and iced mocha lattes are part of my Sunday morning routine. I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially basketball. I have an entire photo album on my phone dedicated to the beautiful churches I’ve seen around the world. I took a dozen flights in 2019! “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.” –St. Padre Pio

Nancy Percy

Cafeteria Manager
I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University and a retired Title 1 teacher. My hobbies are sewing, gardening, cooking, and reading. One of my favorite things to do is to sew baby quilts which are donated through my church to Akron Children’s Hospital. My favorite song is “No longer slaves.” One of my favorite Bible verses is Matthew 28:20, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Emma Gentner

Intervention Specialist
I grew up in Doylestown and am a graduate of Ashland University. I am excited to take on my journey in education. One of my favorite quotes is by Rita Pierson and states “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” I hope to be this person for my students. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.I also love to travel, five more states to go before I have been to all 50!

Elizabeth Voit

STEM Volunteer / Title1
I am from Cleveland, Ohio, and have a master’s degree from Cleveland State University. I spent eight months at NASA co-writing the “Lower the Boom” program. I enjoy reading, gardening and rock collecting, and my favorite song is “You Are My Sunshine.”  I’m inspired by a famous quote from Winston Churchill: “Never, never, never give up.”

Mary Pawlicki

I grew up on a dairy farm in Northeast Iowa. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University. My four children graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul School, and I am blessed with five grandchildren. My retired husband and I enjoy traveling and spending time with a hiking club. As a church choir member, I believe that singing is praying twice.

Char Lisle

Speech Therapist
I have a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in special education from Ohio State. My hobbies include reading, playing bridge and antiquing. My favorite song is the hymn, “Pass it On.” I’m good at helping people organize their spaces when they are down-sizing or moving. I love this quote from Robin Sharma: “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.”

Pam Douglas

Speech Therapist
I am from Seville, Ohio, and am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in speech pathology and audiology. I love spending time with my husband, my “grands,” and our big kids. I also enjoy spending time in my yard with my flowers and biking. I enjoy volunteering for my little city in a variety of ways. My favorite song is “California Dreaming,” and I love the Little Engine That Could, saying “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!”

Dr. Carrie Willett

I have been a psychologist for over 24 years. I am a graduate from The Ohio State University where I earned my bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. I live in Cuyahoga Falls with my husband and four children and attend Mother of Sorrows Parish, where I teach and coordinate PSR. My favorite hobbies include running, hiking, bird watching and gardening. Favorite quote: “With God all things are possible.”  -–Matthew 19;26.

Emily Lucas

Art Teacher
I grew up one of five children in the Doylestown/Norton Communities. I earned my Bachelors of Fine and Professional Arts with a Degree in Fashion Design, from Kent State University. I’m married and have three children. My oldest is a nursing student, my middle is a Senior at Norton, and my youngest is a Second Grader at S.P.P.S. We have a house full of pets including dogs, turtles, and fish. I’m very creative and love teaching self expression through Art. A favorite verse of mine is “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Elizabeth Guenther

Teacher: Music, Pre-K through 8th Grade
I am from Gurnee, Illinois, north of Chicago. I am a graduate of Capital University. I am married with two adult children. My favorite book is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Indeed, my favorite hobby is reading. As a music teacher, I boast that I can whistle just about anything!


 Carrie Ferrell

Physical Education Teacher and Educational Aide
I grew up right here in Doylestown and am a graduate of Otterbein University. I am one of nine children and have been married for 22 years. I have five children, ages 21 to 9, and my oldest son is a senior at Borromeo Seminary, and my youngest is a 4th grader at Sts. Peter and Paul School. I love summer and white chocolate mochas from Starbucks! I also enjoy playing sports, especially basketball, and I enjoy reading non-fiction.

Christina Roberts

I grew up in the Norton and Doylestown areas and attended the University of Akron. My late father’s family and I are alumni of this beloved school. I am married with five children. I am honored to be a part of this amazing school!